Books by Vaclav Havel

TO THE CASTLE AND BACK by Vaclav Havel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 2007

"An illuminating memoir by an admirable writer and leader."
The noted Czech dramatist and politician turns in a "strange little book" recounting his years in office. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: May 29, 1997

"Rather than resting on his plentiful laurels—many of these speeches follow the bestowal of some great honor—Havel argues that accepting personal responsibility requires accepting responsibility for improving the world as well as oneself."
A collection by the playwright turned politician that will leave American readers wondering what it would be like to have a perceptive and honest intellectual as president. Read full book review >
SUMMER MEDITATIONS by Vaclav Havel
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: June 15, 1992

"Worldly-wise pensÇes from an intellectual who's as comfortable and effective on the hustings as in an ivory tower."
More pieces of Havel's lively, subtle mind. Read full book review >
OPEN LETTERS by Vaclav Havel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 1991

"A fitting tribute to a cultural and political hero, and a valuable resource for anyone seeking reassurance that the principles of democracy are still cherished in our time."
An inspiring collection of essays, interviews, and letters, several of which have never been published in English, from the erudite, uncompromising Havel, taking the full measure of his humanism and democratic spirit. Read full book review >